Everything from retro-style axes to interstellar effects and insanely powerful amps caught our eye in Nashville.

RainSong Graphite Guitars came to NAMM with the new Smokey series, which features a smooth, noise-free satin finish, 12th-fret neck joint, and either an all-carbon-fiber or carbon-and-glass composite build. The SMH shown here features the latter, as well as an L.R. Bags Stagepro Element preamp, for a street price of around $1,600.